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At what age can my child get an orthodontic night guard?

There is no set age at which a child can get an orthodontic night guard. Orthodontic night guards can be helpful to children who grind their teeth at night, and teeth-grinding (bruxism) can start at any age. Orthodontic night guards can prevent the teeth from wearing down and can help prevent headaches sometimes caused by teeth-grinding.

Ask your child's orthodontist for more information.

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